Mai Dang Lao

date range
Mar 6, 2016
Apr 10, 2016

There's a correct order to everything when you work in the fast food industry. That's why Sophie's such a problem for her bosses: her attitude and aloofness threaten the food chain. But when a phone call from the local police warns of a crime committed in the restaurant, Sophie's coworkers are given permission to restore proper balance and set things in their place. A mordant and terrifying world premiere based on true events, Mai Dang Lao examines the ways we all get trapped, and what we're capable of doing when someone lets us.

This play runs approximately 80 minutes without intermission.
Mai Dang Lao contains adult content and is not recommended for very young theatre-goers.


David Jacobi's plays have been performed throughout the U.S. and in China, including the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, FringeNYC, and Penghao Theatre. His work has been developed at Portland Center Stage’s JAW Festival, RISK IS THIS, Great Plains Theatre Conference, WordBRIDGE, Kennedy Center MFA Playwright’s Workshop, and PlayPenn. He is a winner of the Holland New Voices Award, Kennedy Center Theatre for Young Audiences Award, and has been nominated for the Weissburger. He received a BFA in dramatic writing from Purchase College and an MFA from UC San Diego. David is currently a Shank Fellow at Pig Iron Theatre Company.


Production Sponsors:

Karen S. Walters


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at Richard Christiansen Theatre at Victory Gardens
2433 N Lincoln Ave

written by: David Jacobi

directed by: Marti Lyons

featuring: Matt Fletcher, LaNisa Renee Frederick, Andrew Goetten, Tyler Meredith, Jim Poole, and Sarah Price